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Mets Morning News: Matt Harvey on the comeback trail

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Meet the Mets

Matt Harvey pitched a scoreless start against the Tigers’ A-squad at the Mets won 4-2.

Harvey is trying to look to the future rather than dwelling on the past as he attempts a return to his early career form.

The Mets are being cautious with Jacob deGrom and that will likely keep him from being the team’s Opening Day starter.

Brandon Nimmo is trying to make the most of his chances in spring training.

Around the National League East

Talking Chop has all the info you need on the Braves’ latest acquisition, Ryan Schimpf.

Troubled Nationals prospect Seth Romero was sent home from spring training for violating team rules. Romero dropped into the late first round in the 2017 draft due to disciplinary issues in college.

The Miami-Dade commissioners would not give the Marlins a new stadium if they had to vote again today, and one commissioner called the new ownership group “worse than Loria.”

Around Major League Baseball

The Cardinals signed Paul DeJong to a six year extension.

Justin Verlander will be the Opening Day starter for the Astros this year.

Ichiro Suzuki looks to be close to signing a deal to return to the Mariners.

The Padres were once again attacked by bees.

Statcast ranked MLB’s fastest teams. The Twins came out on top. The Mets, unsurprisingly, were not among the league leaders.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Matt Varvaro had another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler for everyone.

Robert Wolff previewed Chris Flexen’s 2018 season.

This Date in Mets History

Cookie Rojas, who was suspended for five games during the Mets’ 1999 playoff run for shoving umpire Charlie Williams, turns 79 today.